Kansas City Crime Scene: Scams, Local Shooting & Cold Cases Confront Locals

In this post we take a moment to gather news of metro ALLEGED misdeeds, police action, court cases and, as always, find a reason for hope in the midst of it all.

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Missing/Endangered Person:

John M Smith WM 34 YOA 6'02", 245lbs, Blonde Hair, Green eyes Was last seen on Tuesday, 05/24/2022 around 1200 hours at Independence Ave and Paseo Blvd. Smith was last seen wearing a blue "KC" hat, unknown colored jacket, white t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. KCPD is concerned about his well-being.

Jackson County Sheriff's Office warns of phone scam

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam of someone impersonating an employee within the office. In a social media post , the department said that the scammer is telling people that they have warrants out for their arrest for missing jury duty, and that "Sgt.

After transparency frustrations, Jackson County approves $4 million to begin building new jail

The Jackson County Legislature approved spending $4.4 million on Monday to move forward with the construction of a new county detention center - but only after legislators voiced frustration with what they said was the lack of information shared with county officials.

JE Dunn will renovate facade of federal courthouse it built two decades ago - Kansas City Business Journal

JE Dunn Construction was chosen by the General Services Administration to do facade renovations to the federal courthouse in Downtown. The Charles Evans Whittaker courthouse is located at Ninth and Locust streets. Renovations will include installing a new glass curtain wall, adding building security and giving the outside of the building an update.

Kansas City man charged in death of wife

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City man was charged Saturday in the killing of his wife after a fatal shooting Thursday night. Elliott P. Nevels, 34, faces charges of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child.

NKC police use phone number to identify alleged thief

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A metro man is charged after prosecutors said he robbed a North Kansas City hotel after a clerk kicked him out for illegally smoking in his room. Mark C. Hill, 24, is charged with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action, and child endangerment.

Kansas City-area experts warn of online baby formula scams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The recent baby formula shortage is impacting families across the country, and some scammers are looking to take advantage of parents. According to The Federal Trade Commission, scammers are targeting families online trying to purchase formula for babies.

Liberty police release videos of suspected car thieves

Suspects accused of stealing from more than a dozen unlocked cars LIBERTY, Mo. - Two thieves cashed in on what police call "crimes of opportunity" in a Liberty neighborhood. Investigators released two short videos showing two people who are suspected of going through a neighborhood near Ruth Moore Park looking for unlocked cars.

Leavenworth County prosecutors cite self-defense in not charging wife who admitted killing husband

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Leavenworth County Attorney's Office said Tuesday it will not file murder charges against a woman who admitted to killing her husband, citing the woman's self-defense. In the notification released Tuesday, county attorney Todd Thompson said his office reviewed the case surrounding the Oct.

Man charged for stealing 36 firearms from Missouri gun store

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A 22-year-old Sugar Creek, Missouri man is facing federal charges for stealing 36 firearms in the burglary of a Lone Jack gun store. Edward A. Robinson, Jr. was charged in a two-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City on Wednesday, May 18.

Independence police seek vehicle possibly connected to homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Independence police are asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle possibly connected to a shooting that killed Khristian Wright last Wednesday. Police responded to the area near east 39th Street and south Lynn Street after someone reported someone lying on the sidewalk in the area.

KCPD: Victim likely shot in car before crash

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City police questioned someone after a woman was found shot to death Thursday night . Police identified the victim as 36-year-old Christina Nevels, who was found near KCPD's Central Patrol. Investigators said Nevels was inside a car that crashed in a neighboring apartment parking lot.

Man sentenced for killing his father, a former Wyandotte County deputy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City, Kansas, man was sentenced Monday for shooting and killing his father , who was a a deputy for the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office. Zachary Arnold, was sentenced to 32 months in prison followed by two years of parole for killing former Capt. Chris Arnold.

Opioid death of son inspires first agenda item for Democratic Senate candidate * Missouri Independent

When beer heiress Trudy Busch Valentine announced her campaign for U.S. Senate, she pointed to her son's 2020 overdose death as a key motivation for deciding to enter politics. A web ad launched on Mother's Day delved into Matt's story .

Kansas ordered to pay $63 million to former pizza magnate

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to pay more than $63 million to settle a 16-year tax dispute with former pizza magnate Gene Bicknell. The court ruled on Friday that Bicknell was a Florida resident in 2005 and 2006, when he sold NPC International, which at the time was the largest owner of Pizza Huts in the world.

Family pays tribute after KC father of 5 gunned down

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One family is devastated and in shock after a Kansas City father of five was gunned down. He died less than a week before one of the biggest milestones for a parent. Today, his family paid tribute to him.

Family of former KU soccer player killed in domestic violence incident speaks out

The family of a former University of Kansas soccer player, who prosecutors say was killed by her partner is speaking out, sharing memories of Regan Gibbs and a warning for anyone who suspects domestic violence. A loving daughter, sister, friend and teammate.

Kansas City woman who attempted to render aid to homicide victim shares story

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It's been more than 24 hours since Kansas City, Missouri, police responded to a shooting call at 79th Terrace and Campbell Street. Neighbors recall gunshots breaking the calm of a Sunday afternoon, and for one woman, she's still thinking about it.

KMBC cold case: The 2017 disappearance of 18-year-old Desirea Ferris still haunts Liberty, Missouri

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Family of Kansas City woman allegedly killed by husband call for justice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Loved ones of Christina Winters are speaking out after she was shot to death, authorities allege, by her husband. Winters' family said they want her to be known by her maiden name, not her married name. The suspect in Winters' death, Elliott Nevels, is charged with second-degree murder.

Family of Kansas City homicide victim pleads for answers

The family of Aaron Eichelberger is pleading for answers after he was killed in Kansas City last weekend. On Saturday, they remembered the 42-year-old father of five and called for justice.Eichelberger's family held a balloon release at Maple View Park in Grandview. Police say Eichelberger was shot last Saturday night, May 14, at 89th and James A.

KC Regional Police Academy entrant officers learn how to fingerprint crime scene evidence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Members of the 174th entrant officer class are learning how to fingerprint crime scene evidence during this week's training at the KC Regional Police Academy. During this exclusive series of stories you'll only see on KSHB 41 News, we're following along as entrant officers go through training to become a police officer.

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